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Channel selection Recently our cable company upgraded to digital service and discontinued the old analog cable boxes, rendering the box on this tv useless. I plugged the cable directly into the tv on all of our other tv sets in the house and was able to use the remote AND the tv's manual changer to change channels. However on the RCA tv, only Channel 3 comes on and it will not allow me to change channels, either via remote or manually. Any ideas what causes this? THANKS!

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Re: channel selection

What you need to do is take the remote, go into the menu, find channel scan and do a channel scan to find all the available stations available on this system. Make sure the TV set is in the cable mode and not antenna mode or you wont get any stations above channel 13.

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